In our opinion, the blackest among the "black" tall beardeds. Standards and falls show the same intensity of black and the beards are black too. Elegant flowers, moderately ruffled. Slightly musky fragrance and very vigorous growth. Pleasant fragrance.
If you liked "Badlands" and "Black Suited", you will no-doubt also be attracted to their slightly lighter-coloured but taller offspring, with its violet-leaning-towards-black standards of glistening satin. Plentifully branched stalks gracefully carry 9 or so superbly shaped ruffled flowers... A "full house", wouldn't you say?
An impressive contrast! very dark plum coloured standards and purplish black falls with large tangerine beards. Shafts with 4 stalks regularly carrying 9 to 12 buds. A step toward a really black iris with red beards.
Is distinguished from all other blacks by its long cream beard (yellow at the heart) which creates a remarkable contrast with the velvety black of the falls. Purple black standards. Moderately wavy, 6 to 7 buds per stem, distributed over three beautiful branched stems. (Schreiner 2009).
Son of the excellent ‘Dracula’s Kiss’. Between black and deep purple, a very beautiful shape and strong flowers. Large and thick bronze beards differentiate it from other black varieties. Good quality branching. (Cayeux 10 89 A seedling).